Delivery to President Biden
Action ended on October 14, 2022
What Happens Next
The Army Corps issued the permit for Line 3 in November 2020, under the Trump administration, to Canadian oil giant Enbridge after ignoring the pipeline’s significant environmental risks and threats to tribes and the environment.
Earthjustice sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in December 2020 — on behalf of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, Honor the Earth, and the Sierra Club — arguing the federal agency illegally approved a water permit so Enbridge could construct and operate a 330-mile pipeline carrying tar sands oil. Earthjustice argued that the Army Corps, in approving the permit, failed to fulfill its duty to evaluate the pipeline’s risks to tribes and tribal resources, including water and wetlands, and the pipeline’s contributions to climate change.
What Was At Stake
Anishinaabe people of northern Minnesota have waged a seven-year effort to stop the Line 3 pipeline from being built in the heart of territory where they retain the rights to hunt, fish, and harvest wild rice and other plants. When fully operational, the pipeline will carry 760,000 barrels of oil per day, including dirty tar sands oil, threatening sacred places and locking in decades of climate pollution at a time when we cannot afford anymore. Tell the Biden administration to support the people, not the polluters, and stop the Line 3 pipeline.